Tip of the ice
Nintendo and Ubisoft might have grown increasingly friendly during the Switch generation, but unfortunately, it's still not enough for Masahiro Sakurai and his team working on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to include the French publisher's iconic mascot Rayman in the base version on the game. Still, with four DLC character slots...
Releasing alongside game
Iconic video game characters making cameo appearances in popular fighting games is all the rage right now. Indie hero Shovel Knight has popped up in multiple titles, Yooka-Laylee was recently announced for Brawlout and now Rayman is being ad
Is hopefully 'armless otherwise
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is a solid Switch iteration of a fantastic game. However, it arguably isn't 'definitive' - for one thing it lacks a few features from other versions that could have been possible and, oddly, had some minor performance and loading quirks at launch. Our chums at Digital Foundry...
Count the differences on one floating hand
Rayman Legends is a game we love here at NL Towers, and our review of the Wii U original should be more than testament to that. So the same game coming out on the Switch with not only new content, but also at a bargain price should have us frothing at the mouth. Getting our hands on it however brings a...
The Lost And Found Rayman
The retro community was rather giddy when in late 2016 Michel Ancel announced that he had recovered the only known Super Nintendo prototype build of the original, unreleased version of Rayman. It is always a rather exciting prospect when lost software is recovered and there's a whole community of people out there working...
Yes, it's still kicking
When it comes to the Nintendo Switch, the Virtual Console is still largely a big question mark. We do know that a retro game will be given out each month with Nintendo's upcoming paid online service, but beyond that, details around the Switch Virtual Console have been quite scarce. Fortunately, the Wii U and 3DS VC's are...
Led by the original composer
It's relatively common for enthusiasts for remix and remaster classic game soundtracks, but occasionally the originally composers take up the challenge. That's the case with a current Kickstarter campaign being led by Rémi Gazel, the composer for the original Rayman. His goal is to raise funds for a soundtrack album...
A ray of retro light
Michel Ancel has one of the most interesting and closely followed Instagram accounts in the business at present. In addition to new Beyond Good & Evil game posts and cool artwork besides, the much-admired game designer and creator has now shared images of an extremely rare SNES ROM. It's the original SNES Rayman, which was...
As if we weren’t already excited enough
Following reports last month Super Mario Maker would include 100 pre-made courses, the official UK game site was updated earlier this week to read the upcoming Wii U title will feature "dozens of sample courses" to help inspire players to create their own levels. The latest news surfacing via Nintendo of...
The GamePad swipes, taps and turns its way to the top
Simply saying the name Rayman Legends aloud is enough to get a reaction from Wii U owners, but that reaction could easily lie on either end of a broad spectrum. On one hand it's a bitter development story many would like to forget, but it's truly difficult to deny the title's charm, imagination...
Less than 1,500 copies sold
Rayman Legends was supposed to be a Wii U exclusive, but Ubisoft changed its mind and delayed the title to accommodate a multiplatform release. However, the wacky epic remains unique to Nintendo's console in at least one region: Japan. Sadly, it would appear that game hasn't been a hit with Japanese players. Although it...
It would take time but Ubisoft is open to the idea
Rayman Legends has been out on Wii U, and a selection of other home consoles, for nearly a month now and has even made the transition to the PlayStation Vita, albeit without a load of levels that are set to be integrated at a later date. However, it was not made available for the 3DS, which is...
It's arm-less fun
Rayman Legends is released today in North America, and it arrived in Europe on 30th August. Of course, in a perfect world for the Wii U it would have arrived on the system as an exclusive during the launch window, but despite its controversial route to market it is now here, and earning plaudits from writers and gamers around the...
"At Ubisoft the boss wants us to take risks, experience new visuals, music"
Both Rayman Origins and the new Rayman Legends are games that somewhat stand-out, in the wider gaming industry and as parts of Ubisoft's library. Games packed with colour and slapdash platforming fun are, to generalise a little, typically reserved for Nintendo titles and...
Worth waiting for
The original release of Rayman Legends was supposed to be in rather different circumstances. What was once a launch window exclusive at the top of various wishlists is now a multi-platform arrival in a busy game season. While that's a pity, this is still the same project that was so eagerly anticipated in 2012, and it delivers on...
Rayman and Globox become siblings
Today's North American Nintendo Direct broadcast featured Rayman Legends — a game which should have been with Wii U owners by now, but we won't open up old wounds — especially when you consider that the Nintendo version of the game will feature the ability to dress up Rayman and Globox as Mario and Luigi...
We find out why the one-time Wii U exclusive remains a key title
Following Ubisoft's decision to delay the launch of Rayman Legends on Wii U and take the game multi-platform, many Nintendo fans were so irate they insisted that they would be boycotting the release come August (or September if you're in North America) time. Sadly, the negative...
What a difference a delay makes
At the start of the year we published a list of our biggest Wii U games of 2013; despite the beginning of a software drought on the system, we felt that the list showed the promise of the software lineup to come. There were eight exclusives at that point, either with fixed release dates or windows that we're confident...
Last week's news that Rayman Legends is going multi-platform and is delayed to September was disappointing for a lot of Wii U owners. While the loss of exclusivity was a blow, it was arguably the seemingly unnecessary delay to a finished game that enraged many. We saw an outraged anonymous forum post from someone claiming to be...
Now everyone has to wait
We recently found out that Ubisoft was delaying the 3DS version of Rayman Origins until 8th June in Europe and we've now been told that the game's delay will be worldwide. According to the company, Rayman Origins 3DS is now scheduled for a worldwide release in June with the PC release still set for 29th March in North...
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